Trump’s Shutdown Is Hurting Women and Families Across the Country

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By Estelle Mitchell and Natalee Dawson, National Women’s Law Center Well, folks, we are officially in week five of the government shutdown. With what appears to be no end in sight, it’s time to highlight the very real effects it is having on women, families, our communities, and everyone...
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When Federal Workers Were Locked Out, Where Were Those Right to Work Groups?

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By Leo W. Gerard, United Steelworkers Thousands of federal employees protested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., this week, holding aloft empty plates during 33 minutes of silence – one minute for each day of the government shutdown. Some plates carried the message, “Will...
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Prolonged Federal Shutdown a Growing Health and Safety Risk for Workers and Communities, Says National COSH

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By the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health The prolonged shutdown of the federal government – now the longest on record – is a growing risk to the health and safety of workers and communities, say leaders of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National...
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Beyond TSA: How Is the Shutdown Impacting Our National Food Security?

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By United Food and Commercial Workers There have been a number of recent articles highlighting the air-travel safety issues caused by the government shutdown as more and more TSA agents are forced to call out from work. TSA agents are a visible reminder of the work that federal employees do,......
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Shutdown Fiasco Compounds Trump Assault on Kids’ Lunches

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By Karen Perry Stillerman, Union of Concerned Scientists As if the Trump administration’s recent rollback of school lunch nutrition rules weren’t bad enough, the president’s ill-conceived, peevish partial government shutdown (now at 33 days and counting) is further endangering schools’ ability...
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The Real Story of the Shutdown

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By AFSCME Michele Kennedy Kouadio knows more about the soybean industry than most of us know about anything. She can rattle off statistics (U.S. farmers exported $26.4 billion worth of soybeans last year, 60 percent of which went to China), explain the complicated web of private and public...
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My Family’s Health Held Hostage by Shutdown

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By Nellis Kennedy-Howard, Sierra Club My wife Suzanne has written about living with lupus, a chronic illness requiring intensive care. She has a whole team of health care providers to help meet her unique needs. Living with lupus is scary at the best of times — many people in Suzanne’s...
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145 State Legislators, Representing 40 States and DC, Oppose Title IX Proposed Rules

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By Margaret Hazuka, National Women’s Law Center Now I know, we have spoken time and timeagain about how messed up Secretary DeVos’s proposed rules to change Title IX enforcement are. But we aren’t the only ones paying attention. One of the largest university systems in the countr...
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